Community Health Systems

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Community Health Systems Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
213 Reviews
2.4
213 Reviews
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Community Health Systems Chairman, President and CEO Wayne T. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility, good pay, growing company primarily by acqusition (in 9 reviews)

  • One of the best things about working at CHS is the job security (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is hell bent on acquisition and maintaining their bonuses (in 12 reviews)

  • Lower salary, office was very run down, high turnover because of round the clock hours and low salary (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    IT Project Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Community Health Systems as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible time schedule for contractors

    Cons

    No growth potential to much turn around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at investing in FTE's and not always contract employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    NOT A WISE EMPLOYER CHOICE IF A PROFESSIONAL

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheraw, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheraw, SC

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small town atmosphere, lower management employees, with good hearts. Employees who want to do a good job, if given the right tools to succeed.

    Cons

    Non existent, poor training. Upper management come and go quick. Does not adhere to corporate policies. Does not practice fair hiring practices. Is not technologically up to speed compared to most employers. Not a good choice of employment if you are a professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement across the board fair hiring measures. Be competitive with pay, paid time off, and benefits. Give employees the proper training to succeed and represent your hospital in a positive manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, IT learning potential unlimited

    Cons

    Salaries lower than Standard/area salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on increased salaries and training programx

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    too much politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Health Systems as a contractor

    Pros

    good pay, good location, good people

    Cons

    politics, no respect for contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit playing games

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Training

    Former Employee - Trainer in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Trainer in Naples, FL

    I worked at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    None none none unless your incompetent you get to not get laid off. No pros

    Cons

    Bought out HMA keep incompetent people laid off many competent people. Greedy with no concern for a thing other than the bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your incompetent managers have minors as guarantors sent to collections. Good move keeping Getter, idiots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Community Health Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great potential/opportunities to expand your knowledge and pursue different career paths.

    Cons

    Can be too much disorganization because of duplication of activities and job functions. High turnover at all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want the employees to be loyal to the company, the company needs to be loyal to employees. Do not treat them as resources that can be thrown away or replaced anytime.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 9 people found this helpful  

    Run Don't Walk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Slightly higher pay scale than other companies in Nashville but after the sweat shop hours you're only making one penny.

    Cons

    Vicious corporate culture where they will lie to your face. They have a diversity statement that is as worthless as the paper it is written on. Management fosters an environment of hate and racism. Management constantly talk about "throwing people under the bus". Yet they would throw their own mothers under a real bus to get ahead. No real innovation. Zero communication between leadership and staff. Mid level management bullying and gossiping. Corporate finger pointing. This place is one trial away from a DOJ shutdown (Enron). This place is toxic from the tippy top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and hire a good shredder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience. as long as you're qualified you'll go far

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Community Health Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement within the department.

    Cons

    Focus is mostly on the facility side rather than all parts of the company

  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    CHS - Good people, poor management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager

    I worked at Community Health Systems as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many good facilities with great people to work with throughout the company.

    Cons

    IT Leadership is more concerned about rolling out on a timeline than they are with actually managing a project correctly. It's a machine that doesn't care about the resources that are trying to make a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 10 people found this helpful  

    Nay!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Community Health Systems

    Pros

    My manager was awesome to work under. I'm finding it hard to have anything good to say otherwise. Blah Blah Blah

    Cons

    Where to start?! This company does not care about their workers. They only care about the bottom line so all the top dogs get their bonuses while the little man does the work. What is wrong with companies now days? They are all the same BIG Corporate America where the rich keep getting richer and the peons keep getting less and less. It's hard to make ends meet when health insurance premiums keep rising and pay keeps decreasing. There are no merit raises and they think you should be happy with the 2% raise they give you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within instead of dismissing current hard working employees who are only hoping and desiring for someone to give them a chance. Upper Management sure had a convoluted opinion of how things should work.

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